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  1. The VX Evo

    I launch from 3' of water. How would the kick up boards handle that? Can I sail out to depth with them half down or something?
  2. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Sorry, referencing the note above mine. Sushi is unhappy that I suggest the VxEvo take a lower rating, and it will very certainly be a non-agreement. Sorry to drag your excellent recap into it. Glad you made it out for the TCC event. It sounded.. cold, but fun! Are you going to make it to Conroe? Sound like quite a fleet for that event.
  3. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    In light wind. The higher beauforts will be different, but it won't be slow there either.
  4. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    No way. There is no way that a weta is faster than a VX Evo in light air. I was there at wurstfest. Rod was able to point higher upwind and had more waterline. Downwind, his big chute and large main allowed him to point much lower. I am surprised that Ortega would agree that it is the same speed as Canoe. Count the steps it takes to tack a canoe? If you are fractionally slow on any of them, you will be in the water. Taking the EVO is like a laser. There is zero effort. And that is just upwind. Downwind, to be of similar speed, you would need to carry the kite. It is effortless in the EVO. There has to be some measure of usability in the score, because though they may have the same waterline and straightline speed, the average performance is going to be magnitudes different. 75 or lower.
  5. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    I thought we had already decided on Conroe, as that made the most sense.
  6. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Lindy, what is the registration count up to?
  7. Functional 3d printing. Carbon infused PLA. Should be pretty stiff. https://photos.app.goo.gl/e40eYhTKpOQjVTqk2 Thank goodness for my daughter's tiny hands to help get the old pieces out.
  8. https://photos.app.goo.gl/1v6gAQanL1WSpT1W2
  9. I kept thinking of your and Claire's advice. It was really puffy though, so after the puff, I need to pull and come down.. which was more successful later in the day. Yeah, from the park near my house. I finally drilled a hole in the rudder and added the topping line to make getting out easier. Never touched mud today! It gets better each time I go out. Thanks for the help Dave on foil cover. It held, but it isn't as smooth as I'd like. I am probably going to take it down to my fiberglass guy to see if he can work his magic. I do have an issue with my front foil adjustment thingy. In the slop and waves, the foil moves around a bunch, which jars against the holes. It has completely destroyed the center hole, which allows it to move to the second hole given enough force. I don't think there was enough carbon between the holes. Matter of fact, on mine, it was so slim that I cut my finger on it the first day. Picture coming...
  10. I got out for a bit yesterday after work. Was fun in the puffs. Twice she kept going up, well past when the wand was lifted out, till she went down hard. Any pointers to stop that? I'm assuming it has something to do with the foil adjustments. I have both at center.
  11. As mentioned.. water was low, and I hit mud at about 4 knots. Any suggestions for re-attaching this? https://photos.app.goo.gl/vJHSdEDBWDXVzJuW2
  12. Come on down! Water is nice, 62 degrees. It was low though.. hard to get the boat out to the deeper parts, so we stayed in the channel the whole time. I will definitely need to put some more holes in the foils so I can sail out without sticking in the mud. I've been hesitant to do so, because.. holes. I'll keep a lookout for nice weather and text you. We can take the boats out to Texas City Dike. Sandy beach and consistent air.